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PRIVATE SCHOOL:  WHO GETS TO DECIDE:

  I AM OUR CHILDREN’S CUSTODIAL PARENT AND WANT OUR CHILDREN TO ATTEND PRIVATE SCHOOL, CAN I ENROLL OUR CHILD IN PRIVATE SCHOOL WITHOUT MY EX’S CONSENT AND CAN THE COURT REQUIRE MY EX TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARD THE COST? First, the question of whether or not you should be able to enroll a child in » Read More


Attorney Spotlight on Marissa A. Del Mauro, Esq.

At Lyons & Associates, P.C., we believe in developing a close working relationship with every client. We want you to know that we recognize that you – and your case – are unique. We will study every facet of your case, whether it is large or small, so that we can provide the knowledgeable guidance » Read More


Do I have to prove that my ex-spouse is living with another person in order to prove cohabitation?

Under New Jersey’s new alimony reform, a payor spouse need not prove that the recipient spouse is residing with another individual for purposes of proving cohabitation.  In clarifying the definition of cohabitation, the Act requires the Court to consider eight factors in ultimately determining whether or not cohabitation is occurring. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A: 34-23(n), » Read More


First Responder Family Law Issues

While it is true that society owes a debt of gratitude to first responders, too often we forget the every day happenings in those first responders’ personal lives.  Families of first responders have special challenges and situations that are unique to them.  And when those families break up, it is important that they have lawyers » Read More


Cyber Harassment Can Now Be Considered an Act of Domestic Violence

The New Jersey Legislature recently added Cyber Harassment to the list of crimes that can be considered an act of domestic violence under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. Cyber Harassment is committed where a person makes a communication in an online capacity through any electronic device or through social media with the purpose of » Read More


Child Relocation Standard Rewritten by NJ Supreme Court

In the recent child relocation court case of Bisbing vs. Bisbing, decided on August 8, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court overturned a 16-year-old precedent that was used to determine if primary custodial parents could relocate with their children to another state despite the alternate custodial parents’ objections. Prior to this new ruling, primary custodial » Read More


Legislation Regarding Marriage by Minors

Marriage by minors has been in the news recently as some states introduced legislation aimed at prohibiting child marriage. Until now in New York, minors as young as 14 were permitted to marry. New changes abolish marriage for 14-16- year-olds and allows 17-year-olds to marry if they have both judicial and parental consent. The New » Read More


New Jersey Child Support Law Effect on Special Needs Kids

On February 1, 2017, the New Jersey child support statute “Termination of Obligation to Pay Child Support” went into effect. Governor Chris Christie signed the statute into law on January 19, 2016 and the new statute will affect all orders issued before and after the February 1 effective date. A child’s 18th birthday is considered » Read More


Can My Weapons Be Taken if a Restraining Order is Filed Against Me?

If a Restraining Order is filed against you, the police may confiscate any type of weapon or weapons that may cause harm or bodily injury to the alleged victim, including but not limited to firearms or your Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and Carry Permit. In fact, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act requires the police » Read More


TEENAGERS…

Often I am asked by clients “How do I get my teenager to comply with parenting time?”  As the parent of 4 boys who range in age from 13 to 21, I know how difficult it can be to pry a teenager away from his friends.  Many parents in a divorce situation take a teenager » Read More


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